remote living





4/15/2016
We thought we were doing the right thing when we moved to a remote area to live 19 years ago. The community is a landowners association with some who desire to change a beautiful remote-living area on acreage to resemble what they left. We thought living in an area with covenants and rules would protect our investment, but one should recognize that living remotely in a covenant community offers both positive and negative aspects.
3/28/2016
Wildfire is our greatest threat living in the mountains with all the dead vegetation and dead trees providing fuel. Here in Southern Colorado, where population density is less and forest growth is thick, sensible people plan ahead to mitigate wildfire risk. Plan ahead with these tips for wildfire mitigation.
2/3/2016
It takes special diligence and caution to keep domestic pets safe when living with wild predators around.
11/27/2015
Losing power is a reality that homesteaders must prepare for. It is not a matter of if, but when, and for how long. As a homesteader/farmsteader we have a responsibility to keep the home running regardless of “power.” This series of blog posts discusses homestead preparedness for power outages, beginning with fuel storage, gas cooking and wood heat.
11/23/2015
Homesteading in the mountains can be inconvenient, dangerous, challenging and lots of hard work.
5/8/2014
How to cope mentally with living in a remote location.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
2/19/2014
Ed and Bruce compare the weather and its impact on their mountain homesteads at different elevations and mountain ranges.
2/12/2014
Bruce McElmurray and Ed Essex collaborate on how the weather dictates to their mountain homesteading.
1/28/2013
How we deal with unexpected incidents.
3/23/2012
Options for phone service if you live in a remote location that doesn't have cell service or landlines available to you.
2/24/2012
Our typical day living in the mountains in the winter.
2/7/2012
How we avoid cabin fever by doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
1/24/2012
Many decisions go into remote living to decide if it is right for you.




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